Desert Horses

Welcome to my horse blog, Desert Horses. We live in the desert southwest, near Palm Springs, CA, but board our horses up in our local mountains where it is cooler in the summer. I have 4 horses, all rescues. Here is the ranch up the mountains where the horses stay.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

New neighbors!

Hubby and I FINALLY had a day off together and we finally had decent weather, except for the wind, and a new ferrier came to the horse ranch to trim some of the owner's horses and some of ours. Since it was a very windy day, and Sunni was already skittish, we decided to wait until the ferrier's next visit for him. I like Solomon, the ferrier. He's a small man, very calm and quiet. He doesn't look the horses in the eye and quietly and confidently walks up to them and gets down to business! Quad was an old pro with this and didn't move a muscle! Neither did Gigondas or Cali. We decided to wait and also let him do Scout next time (he has to return after the Rose Parade), as he had already done 7 horses! And, Scout and Cali have some new neighbors! Another border brought her two GORGEOUS mustangs up to the ranch! One is a mare, the other one a mustang. The gelding is very friendly! And, Scout seems to get along (so far) with the two of them! Here are some pics from Saturday.


Gail said...

A good farrier is very important.

Neighbors are fun!

Cactus Jack Splash said...

Nice photos. I agree, a good farrier is so important.

Cheryl Ann said...

This new one is so quiet and calm that the horses don't get excited. My old one was gruff, crabby, cranky, and the horses picked up on his behavior!!!

Anonymous said...

Calm and quiet works best every time.

The new neighbors are beautiful!